2013 Buick Verano gets 250 hp turbo engine image

• Buick will add a 250-horsepower turbo model to the Verano lineup for 2013.

Buick today announced the 2013 Verano Turbo will be powered by an Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine that produces an SAE-certified 250 horsepower (187 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm.

According to the automaker, the 2013 Verano Turbo will hit 60mph in 6.2 seconds.
The 250-hp Verano Turbo goes into production at the end of this year, and, if you so desire, Buick will sell you one with a manual.

Exterior cues are limited to dual exhaust outlets, a little T badge, and a decklid spoiler, while sporty pedals and the optional manual shifter are the only tip-offs inside.

Verano Turbo drivers will find that the suspension system is about 10-15 percent stiffer than the base model, while the steering is roughly 10-15 percent tighter. The Verano’s strut and front spring calibration is unique to the vehicle, once again keeping a far distance from other models in the GM family.
Buick estimates that fuel economy numbers will be close to what we see from the Regal Turbo and/or GS, while pricing will be announced closer to the start of production in late 2012. We expect the turbo model to get at least 30 mpg on the highway.

2013 Buick Verano Turbo
BASE PRICE $29,000 (est)
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, FWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan
ENGINE 2.0L/250-hp*/260-lb-ft* turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4
TRANSMISSIONS 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT 3550 lb (mfr)
WHEELBASE 105.7 in
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 183.9 x 71.4 x 58.4 in
0-60 MPH 6.2 sec (mfr est)
ON SALE IN U.S. Fall 2012
*SAE certified